Jeremiah Trotter Jr.
Jeremiah Trotter Jr.  LB  Clemson | NFL Draft 2024 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Jeremiah Trotter Jr.
Height
6-0
Weight
230
College
Clemson
Position
LB
Class
Junior
Home town
Hainesport, NJ
85.8/100
Player Rating
4
PositionRank (LB)
4.6
FortyYD Time
Sacks
5.5
Fumbles Forced
2
Tackles
87
Sol tackles
54

Jeremiah Trotter Jr. LB Clemson | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Jeremiah Trotter Jr. LB Clemson
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

PLAY STYLE: BOX LB
Last Updated: 02/18/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.60 seconds (79%*)
Age: 21.1 DOB: 12/24/2002
Measurables:
Height: 6-0 (18%*) Weight: 230 (15%*)
Forty: 4.60 (O) (79%*) Shuttle: 4.39 (HS) (25%*)
Vertical: 32.5 (HS) (39%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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PLAY STYLE: BOX LB
Last Updated: 02/18/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.60 seconds (79%*)
Age: 21.1 DOB: 12/24/2002
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-0 (18%*) Weight: 230 (15%*)
Forty: 4.60 (O) (79%*) Shuttle: 4.39 (HS) (25%*)
Vertical: 32.5 (HS) (39%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 85.8 / 100
Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
81%
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Tackling:
66%
Pass Rush:
86%
Run Defense:
84%
Coverage:
87%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 2nd - Late
Overall Rank: #59 Position rank: #4
College Games: 30 College Snaps: 1362
Grade: 5 ESPN  Stars 5 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 90/100
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 98 Stars 247 RATING: 98/100
Grade: 4 Stars 4 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.9 (97%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Nick Bolton - Missouri
83%
Ivan Pace Jr. - Cincinnati
70%
Drake Thomas - North Carolina State
66%
Draft Profile: Bio
Jeremiah Trotter Jr., emerging from St. Joseph's High School with high expectations as a 5-star recruit according to ESPN and a 4-star talent by 247 Sports, took his talents to Clemson, joining the Tigers. Trotter's transition from high school to college football was seamless.

In 2022, Trotter Jr.'s role expanded significantly, after seeing minimal action as a freshman Playing in 13 games, he impressed with 55 tackles, 20 assists, and 41 stops over 615 snaps. In coverage he added 3 pass breakups, 2 interceptions, and an outstanding QB rating when targeted of 44.5, highlighting his versatility and impact as both a pass defender and rusher. Trotter Jr. further established himself as a force against the pass, recording 22 total pressures, 10 QB hurries, 6 QB hits, and 6 sacks.

By 2023, he had solidified his reputation as a cornerstone of the Tigers' defense. Over 12 games and 689 snaps, he continued to build on his sophomore year successes with 54 tackles, 24 assists, and 37 stops. His coverage metrics remained robust with 2 pass breakups and 2 interceptions, alongside a QB rating when targeted of 82.7. As a pass rusher, Trotter Jr. elevated his game, generating 27 total pressures, including 13 QB hurries, 7 QB hits, and 7 sacks, showcasing his relentless pursuit and ability to disrupt the backfield.

Beyond his on-field achievements, Trotter Jr.'s football lineage is notable, with his father, Jeremiah Sr., having carved out a 12-year NFL career, including two All-Pro selections with the Philadelphia Eagles. This rich family background in football has undoubtedly influenced Trotter Jr.'s development and approach to the game, imbuing him with a deep understanding and passion for football that is evident in every play.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Trotter is competitive and plays energetically, often overcoming bigger blockers with his top-level motor.
  • He shows good speed and closing burst when blitzing.
  • One of the best coverage linebackers in the draft - has Fred Warner-like traits
  • Quick to read run, showing good agility and speed to get past blockers and finish. Experienced in coverage and gets a strong jam on outside receivers.
  • Demonstrates superior eye discipline, adept at reading quarterbacks in zone coverage.
  • Outstanding hand-eye coordination, effective at disrupting passes.
  • Possesses the range to cover sideline-to-sideline, crucial against outside runs.
  • Delivers powerful hits, showcasing his physicality in downhill plays.
  • Excels as a blitzer, utilizing his speed and technique to pressure the quarterback effectively.
  • Has football in his blood, with natural instincts honed from a lineage of NFL talent.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Faces challenges in run defense, often struggling to maintain ground against offensive linemen.
  • Shows a tendency to bypass blocks rather than confront them, potentially compromising gap integrity.
  • Prone to mistiming tackles, leading to inefficiencies in open-field scenarios.
  • Displays moments of indecision when faced with complex offensive plays, affecting his positioning.
  • Overall physical strength is not elite - some think he looks like a jacked up safety
Scouting Report: Summary
Jeremiah Trotter Jr.'s ability particularly in pass coverage and as a pass rusher, highlights his readiness for the professional level. His athleticism, football intelligence, and lineage suggest he possesses the foundational qualities of an impactful NFL linebacker. However, his effectiveness in the NFL will hinge not just on these strengths but also on addressing areas for improvement, especially in run defense and the ability to hold up to the physicality of the pro game.

While Trotter Jr.'s pass coverage skills and ability to generate pressure on quarterbacks stand out, concerns about his performance against the run and taking on blocks may be seen as a concern. His tendency to evade rather than confront blockers head-on and occasional lapses in tackling precision could be exploited at the next level. These weaknesses, though far from insurmountable, will necessitate focused development and potentially a strategic fit within defensive schemes that can leverage his strengths while minimizing exposure against run-heavy schemes

The future appears bright for Trotter Jr. as he prepares to transition to the NFL. With a proven track record of growth and adaptation, there is every reason to believe he can refine his technique against the run and get bigger and stronger. His unique blend of speed, agility, and instinctual playmaking ability, coupled with a mindset driving him to continually improve, positions Trotter Jr. as one of the top linebackers in the 2024 NFL Draft Class.

Jeremiah Trotter Jr. percentiles vs other Linebacker's (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Jeremiah Trotter Jr. (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
52.9
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
6.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.